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Hossein Ensan

Hossein Ensan
GPI rank: 682
WSOP Bracelets: 1
EPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $13,229,059
Germany Germany
Last Seen in: 2022 World Series of Poker
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Hossein Ensan is an Iranian-German poker player who won the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

He topped a field of 8,569 players and defeated Italy's Dario Sammartino heads-up to win $10,000,000.


Born in Iran, Ensan moved to Germany in his 20s before studying civil engineering at the University of Munster. He took up poker late in life, and burst onto the scene in August 2014 when he won the EPT Barcelona Seniors Event, before finishing third in the Main Event for €652,000.

By the end of 2015, Ensan had made a further two EPT Main Event final tables in Malta and Prague, winning the EPT Prague Main Event for €754,510.

In 2017, Ensan won a WSOP Circuit ring in the WSOPC Rozvadov Main Event, winning €184,812 in the process.

2019 WSOP Champ Hossein Ensan Reflects on EPT History

At the 2019 World Series of Poker, Ensan entered the final table of the Main Event as the overwhelming chip leader. Backed by a boisterous rail he came out on top and became world champion.

"It is the best feeling I have in all my life," he said at the time.

Later that year, Ensan made another deep run in the EPT Prague Main Event but ultimately finished 14th.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2010-19

20198,569Hossein EnsanGermany$10,000,000
20187,874John CynnUnited States$8,800,000
20177,221Scott BlumsteinUnited States$8,150,000
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States (born in Vietnam)$8,005,310
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States$7,683,346
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638
20107,319Jonathan DuhamelCanada$8,944,310

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
86 $7,401
2022 Wynn Summer Classic
$3,500 NLH Championship
116 $9,521
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
14 €51,310
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #68: $1,111 Little One for One Drop
140 $3,685
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
71 $8,826
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
28 €23,560
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em
3 €251,837
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
1 $10,000,000
2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT
Main Event
80 €10,300
2017 PokerStars Championship Prague
€10,000 High Roller
3 €242,000
2017 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS - €550 No-Limit Hold'em
76 €2,824
2017 WSOP International Circuit King's Casino Rozvadov
Main Event
1 €184,812
2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship
Main Event
85 €2,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
32 €15,420
2015 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Prague
€5,300 Main Event
1 €754,510
2015 EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
205 €9,450
2015 EPT Season 11 Malta
€5,300 Main Event
6 €153,700
2014 Master Classics of Poker at Holland Casino Amsterdam
Main Event
31 €5,901
2014 EPT Season 11 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
3 €652,667

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